How do I even begin with Supanova?!? ARGH, IT WAS JUST SO GOOD. Supanova is a pop culture expo held all over Australia. It’s a must for cosplayers, fans, geeks and dorks of all kinds. There’s panels, stalls, art and celebrity guests, a whole bunch of guest authors – and this… Read More

The Nerdvention: Contact 2016

I attended my first Natcon this year, Brisbane’s Contact. Not only did I get to attend, I got to participate as well, which is rad because watching stuff is fine, but doing stuff is way more fine, ya know? The weekend got off to a great start, because… Read More

The Structure Up at Slink Chunk Press

The Structure is up at Slink Chunk Press today.   This story is so many things: It took second place in the Katharine Susannah Prichard Speculative Fiction awards. I wrote it way back in 2013, when I’d first and just dedicated myself to speculative fiction writing. It was… Read More

Victorian Premiers Literary Awards

Every time something good happens with Orphancorp I feel, for a moment, like some baffled, daffy uncle, bumbling around all like, ‘who me? My book? Really?’ Not because I don’t realise the book is good. It is! It’s fun and precisely written and emotional and current and tense. It’s all those… Read More

Write Around The Murray & meeting my idols

This weekend I got to experience something I hope to do far more in the future: my first writer’s festival. Early in the morning on Friday I slammed it on the V-line up to Albury for the Write Around the Murray festival, where a small launch had been… Read More

Viva La Novella – The Results

This Friday the results of Seizure’s Viva La Novella prize are announced at the Melbourne Writers Festival. You might remember my novella Welcome To Orphancorp is shortlisted for this prize, so if you’re in Melbourne, come along! You might get to see me win a thing! You might… Read More

The Walking Thing

I grew up in a small town. Mine hugged the ocean, but they can be anywhere. Small towns are like islands. The roads in and out, like life rafts. When you grow up in a small town and everyone knows everyone, it’s really hard to get away with anything.… Read More

Shit Gets Real

Who is this magnificent beast? What’s that she’s holding? That delicious jumble of black shapes up there is the first lot of words I’ve ever been able to swindle into print. How exciting! And I was in the right place at the right time (that is, in Melbourne and not… Read More

Hear Me Roar

Hey there, lovelies. Just a quick humblebrag to let you know that one of my Clarion application pieces, Clara’s, is coming out in Ticonderoga Publications Hear Me Roar Anthology. This collection is about kick-ass women doing kick-ass shit. Clara’s is a tale of adventure, escape and powdered eggs… Read More